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Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ - News 



http://www.secucc.org/news/concerns.php 



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A service of ordination for Rachel Small, in care of the 
Georgia-South Carolina Association wa s held November 8th 
at Pilgrimage UCC, Marietta. She is a member of 
Pilgrimage UCC, and has been called to be Minister for 
Youth and Christian Education at Scarsdale Congregational 
UCC, NY. 



Chrissy Cataldo, in care of the Alabama-Tennessee 
Association, and member of Church of the Savior UCC, 

Knoxville, TN was ordained in a service held there October 
4th. Chrissy has been called to a ministry with hospice in 
Bloomington, IN. 



Andy Sidden and Candace Chellew, 

pastor and associate pastor of Garden of 
Grace UCC, Columbia, SC, are pioneers in a 
new path of discernment leading to ordained 
ministry in the United Church of Christ, 
without having to complete an M.Div. 
degree. For the last three years they have 
worked on developing a portfolio organized 
around the four marks of effective and 
faithful ministry; Spiritual Formation, UCC Identity, Personal and Professional 
Formation, and Knowledge and Skills. They have submitted those portfolios to 
the Church and Ministry Committee of the Georgia South Carolina Association. 
Both Andy and Candace worked closely with Conference staff, Kathy Clark and 
Tim Downs. Conference Minister Tim Downs noted upon reviewing their 
respective portfolios "both Andy and Candace as candidates for ordained has 
demonstrated a high level of giftedness for ministry that is evidenced in their 
experience as well as education, and I have every confidence that this is just the 
first step of training and credentialing ministers who will serve the needs of our 
congregations faithfully and well". 

Michael Pater was installed as the 22nd minister of Central Congregational 
UCC, October 11th. Preaching for the occasion was Steve Sterner, Executive 
Minister of Local Church Ministries of the UCC. 

Paige Pearson, pastor of United Church UCC of Cookeville, TN and her 

husband Knox, are the proud parents of Gracianna Marie Wimberly, born 
October 13th, weighing 8 lbs. 7 ozs. Helen Pearson Smith, retired UCC 
minister and dean of Candler School of Theology is the proud grandmother. 

Becky Nelson, a member of Pilgrimage UCC, Marietta, and in her first year 
at Candler School of Theology has been received as a student in care of the 
Georgia-South Carolina Association. 

Alan Roof, chaplain at Shepherd Center, Atlanta, and member of Central 
Congregational UCC, Atlanta, attended his first meeting of the new board of 
the United Church Disabilities Ministry in Cleveland. He has been elected to a six 
year term on the board. Alan is also one of the UCC's representatives at Pathways 
to Progress, a conference about congregations and those that struggle with mental 
illness. During that meeting a new steering committee was formed to re-energize 
the UCC Mental Illness Network. Alan is willing to visit any church in the 



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Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ - News 



http://www.secucc.org/news/concerns.php 



Conference that wants to have discussions about A2A, disabilities, participation 
in the Mental Illness Network or issues related to service members returning 
from Iraq or Afghanistan. Contact him at aroof@secucc.org. 



If there is news that you wish to have shared with others in the 
Southeast Conference family, please contact Tim at 
tdowns @secucc. org. 



Posted on November 23, 2009 

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